Voters in Astoria's Ward 2 are running out of time to turn in their ballots for the special election under way.

Ballots must be returned to the Clatsop County Clerk and Elections Office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 to be counted. Ballots can be dropped off at the elections office on the second floor of 820 Exchange St. or in the drive-up box outside the office. It's too late to return ballots by mail and guaranteed delivery in time. Postmarks are not considered.

The 1,696 registered voters in Ward 2 are picking a new representative on the Astoria City Council to fill a vacancy. Ward 2 encompasses precincts 3 and 4.

On Thursday, 21.6 percent of the registered voters had returned their ballots.

Voters who need assistance in voting because of a disability or another reason should contact the elections office. Voters who make a mistake on their ballot or damage their ballot can request a replacement ballot from the elections office. However, a replacement ballot cannot be issued after the original ballot has been deposited in the mail or at a drop site location.

Oregon voters who move into the ward can update their registration and request a ballot until 8 p.m. on election day.

Election results will be posted after 8 p.m. on election day at (


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